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'I was diagnosed early' is one of Macmillan's nine outcomes. Our outcomes are things that we'd like everyone diagnosed with cancer to be able to say by 2030.
The early diagnosis programme includes a number of new projects to help promote awareness of the benefits of earlier recognition, referral and diagnosis of cancer. We're also developing tools to help GPs and primary care professionals.
GPs across England are testing a new electronic decision-support tool designed to identify people who might have cancer. This project will be evaluated by Cancer Research UK and is part-funded by the Department of Health.
GP practices across fifteen cancer networks have been recruited to test the cancer decision support tool which helps GPs recognise the symptoms of five cancer types including hard to detect cancers such as ovarian| and pancreatic cancer|.
Find out more| about the project, FAQs| and a summary of the previous pilot|.
To help support you in this project we have developed a series of training resources and videos.
Professor Willie Hamilton talks about the Risk Assessment Tool (RAT.)
Walk through user guide to using the online decision support tool |[PDF]
Prof. Willie Hamilton:
Professor Julia Hippisley Cox answers some FAQs about QCancer.
Prof. Julia Hippisley Cox:
Thanks to Media Trust| for their help with making these videos.
We are well aware that different people work in different ways. Over the course of a year the average GP will only see around eight people with a cancer diagnosis, despite seeing many more who have symptoms which might be cancer. This project looks at the different referral styles of GPs and identifies and matches up targeted tools and interventions that best suit their style of referring.
This project is an exciting opportunity for GP practices to work with Macmillan on a project which could have a big positive impact on cancer diagnosis and referral across the UK. We are currently working with GPs in Bedfordshire and Luton to develop our framework.
Find out more about the project| [PDF.]
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is piloting a project to offer GPs peer review of completed cancer SEAs with certification for their appraisal or revalidation portfolios. Initially GPs in 13 cancer networks are invited to take part. The National Cancer Action Team and Macmillan are supporting this work.
Find out more about the project|.
The Rapid Referral Toolkit contains the NICE referral guidelines for suspected cancer. It aims to provide support, guidance and practical solutions to those involved in the improvement of cancer care.
Download the rapid referral toolkit| [PDF.]
The toolkit includes modules which aim to improve knowledge, understanding and skills in revalidation and other areas of modern cancer care.
Download the revalidation toolkit| [PDF]
Online Personal Education and Risk Assessment| is an online interactive tool that checks people's risk of hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer.
Find out more about each of the cancer sites in the study:
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